The Elite 11 is the premier quarterback competition and evaluation period in college football recruiting, and with its results before us, it's time to update our 2014 quarterback rankings.
A few weeks ago, we here at Bleacher Report released our top 10 2014 quarterback recruit rankings. They were based from tape study of each respective quarterback recruit.
To be clear, as an evaluator it would be unwise to completely throw out or change rankings because of a competition and camp period that lasts only a few days. Events like The Opening and the Elite 11 do provide recruits a chance to respond to high-level competition and show off some of the finer points of their skill set, but nothing replaces putting on the pads and playing in a real, live football game. Also, nothing replaces film study.
It would also be unfair to judge recruits based on an isolated camp scenario. True evaluation is done over time and accounts for many different factors.
That said, Trent Dilfer and his staff are the pros of quarterback evaluation so to disregard their rankings would be foolish.
Based upon their evaluation (per the Elite 11 Twitter handle) of the Elite 11 in combination with previous tape study, some quarterbacks moved into the top 10 of our rankings while others fell out.
Here's a fresh look at the top 10 quarterback recruits in the nation:
Note: Tape study done on film provided on each recruit's respective 247Sports interest list. Information and star rankings courtesy of 247Sports.com and the 247Sports Composite ratings. Quotes from Trent Dilfer via this report from Tom VanHaaren of ESPN.com.